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There are plenty of breakout stars from the 2014 Winter Olympics but at the top of the most-talked about list are Meryl Davis and Charlie White. The ice-dancing duo won gold and also won the internet in the process—in large part because they are so cute together everyone wants to see them date. We're just as enamored by the pair so we decided to get to know them a little better with a fun round of Q&A at the P&G Family Home in Sochi. See what they had to share about packing for the games, souvenirs and good luck charms—their answers might surprise you!
Do you have a lucky piece of jewelry or a lucky item?
Meryl: I have a ring that has been on my finger since I was sixteen so I guess that's how close I can get to a lucky item!
Charlie: The only lucky item I have now is this Olympic gold medal!
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How much lip balm do you go through a season?
Meryl: I am not so big on the not lip balm but Charlie is a big ChapStick user.
Charlie: Yeah, quite a bit! I always try to keep lip balm around because of the wind and cold which is pretty necessary!
If you could only pack 5 things, what would those 5 things be?
Meryl: I would pack my box of Puffs tissues and my AirWave Mattress travels with me everywhere so I can sleep soundly whether I am home or traveling! I would pack my cell phone so I can watch TV and talk to friends at home. I would bring my sweatpants because I like being cozy and my Olympic medal!
Charlie: I will start with my Olympic medal, which is coming with me because it is my lucky item! I would bring Puffs tissue because as a figure skater it makes the most sense, my computer, my cell phone and probably another gadget to keep me entertained.
Describe your fashion style when you are not competing.
Meryl: I like to mix it up! Every once in a while I can be a little eclectic!
Charlie: Very simple, classic and preppy!
So if the story of Charlie and Meryl were made into a movie, who would you want the leads playing the two of you?
Meryl: I really don't know!
Charlie: A lot of people say I look like a young Colin Firth so I would say a young Colin Firth!
So if you did have a 15 minute break, what would you do?
Meryl: I usually spend it on my phone, texting with my friends to be honest!
Charlie: Take a 15 minute nap!
What is your guiltiest pleasure?
Meryl: TV, I am a big TV watcher!
Charlie: Video games!
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What is your warm up jam of the moment?
Meryl: I am pretty into Lupe Fiasco Superstar still—even though it's not new!
Charlie: I haven't listened too much lately. We have just been listening to our program. If I had to choose I would say Shahrazad and dare anyone else in the world to come up with that answer!
What are you missing from home?
Meryl: My family dog!
Charlie: My dog for sure!
What did you forget to pack?
Charlie: I forget my tie, which is kind of a big deal!
What souvenirs have you bought?
Meryl: We have a lot of great team apparel that we were given for free!
Charlie: It's tough in the village we are so busy competing and the media so we haven't really had a chance to look at any souvenirs, but I am definitely going to try to pick something up!
Other than your own event, what has been your favorite moment at the games so far?
Meryl: I think taking part in the figure skating team event was a really cool experience for us because it was the first time it happened in the Olympics and so it gave us a really good feeling of national pride and kicking off the Olympics!
Charlie: I would agree, it was such a different thing and being able to experience the team aspect with figure skaters who are so used to worrying about themselves was awesome!